A February 2008 letter to the Ubyssey at the University of British Columbia thanking Mr. Ike Barber for his $ 47 million endowment that saw the rebuilding of the UBC Main Library and the creation of the Ike Barber learning Centre. The letter suggest that the new Learning Centre needs an Open Air Sculpture Gallery to complete the project. Topics: Ike Barber Learning Centre, UBC, Open Air Sculpture Gallery
A submission to the UBYSSEY newspaper in 2005 outlining two sad stories one from Afghanistan and one from Bosnia. The courage and dedication of Madame Justice Louise Arbour is praised for her work on the articles of prosecution for war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. The AK-47 is described as an instrument of mass destruction. Praise for Canadians serving over seas. Request for aid in the reconstruction of elementary schools in Afghanistan. Topics: Canadian Peacekeeping, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Madame Justice Louise Arbour, AK-47 instrument of mass...
A 2007 letter to the Ubyssey newspaper asking the question "Is UBC the Cambridge of the West Coast" with the answer evidently not! It may have been once but today it treats its mathematicians, astronomers and physicists as second citizens not paying attention to their needs for new buildings and new classrooms. The letter touches on more issues. Topics: UBC, Cambridge of the West Coast, mathematicians, astronomers, physicists
The issue of a lack of transparency at the University of British Columbia is touched on in a 2007 letter to the Ubyssey, the student newspaper at UBC. The Canadian Magazine Maclean's makes application through the Freedom of Information legislation to get the background information to write their annual assessment of Canadian Universities. The People of Canada pays for much of the costs of UBC and as a result, the People of Canada own the information gathered regarding public programs and the... Topics: lack of transparency at UBC, autocracy, freedom of information, UBC, University of British Columbia
Defining the Realm as the Crown, Canada, its Citizens, Institutions, National Interests and Sovereignty, the key mission of the Canadian Forces is to Defend the Realm (Regnum Defende). This mission involves Canadian Forces personnel who patrol the air, sea and land regions of Canada, provide search and rescue and assist civilian authorities in specified safety and security activities such as disaster management. To highlight its key mission I outline three brief examples of the domestic role of... Topics: Defending the Realm, Regnum Defende, Canada, Canadian Sovereignty, CAF
There are two general categories of natural disasters, those that are gradual and foreseeable, (such as drought or famine), or those which are sudden and unforeseeable (such as an earthquake or a severe storm). Natural disasters are multifaceted in character, and require a humanitarian response that is commensurate with the nature of the disaster. The scale of the response needs to reflect the social and economic conditions of the disaster victims. Relief efforts tend to require a far-reaching... Topics: Canada, Natural Disasters, Humanitarian Relief, Darfur, Piracy off the Horn of Africa, Haiti
In the aftermath of the 1983 KAL007 incident, I did an assessment which ended up on the desk of the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Pierre Trudeau, placed there by BC Senator Raymond Perrault. For the past three decades I have lived by the Command "Voir et Dire" - stand to be seen, stand to be heard - proffered by Senator Raymond Perrault in the fall of 1983. I have been commanded to lend advice to the Privy Council and Parliament of Canada where ever it is necessary. So would... Topics: Voir et Dire, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Privy Council, Parliament of Canada, KAL007, Pierre Trudeau,...
A laboratory report is a concise record of the observations and conclusions made and may be regarded as equivalent to a professional researcherâs notebook. In a professional laboratory or in industry a researcherâs notebook is a permanent and quasi-legal document and serves to record observations that have value as intellectual property or as something with commercial value. A laboratory report needs to be written up with sufficient detail that a person unfamiliar with your experimental set... Topics: Laboratory Report, physics lab write up
A poem of Remembrance for Canadians who have laid down their life There for the grace of god go I to step the fields, and poppies pick crimson red, reminders still but I shall not forget A poem written in tribute to my godfather who died in August 1965 while serving in the RCAF in France with NATO. My godfather lies buried in an all but forgotten corner of Choloy cemetery in Nancy, France. I hope one day to bring him home to Canada, to set him to rest beside his parents, my maternal... Topics: Poem, Remembrance, Canadians, laid down life
What it means to be a good Samaritan, particularly when you are a naval officer, a gentleman, a diplomat and a scholar. Some lessons that life has taught me after severely injuring my spine at sea while helping to save the life of an officer cadet. The four solemn duties of a Canadian Naval Officer: Protect the Realm, Serve Parliament, Respect International Law and Keep the Faith with those who Serve. The keys to heaven or hell adage from Richard Feynman ... locking the gates to hell ... and a... Topics: Good Samaritan, four solemn duties of a Canadian Naval Officer, honour God, Queen and Country, keys...
It is recommended that a new UN organization be established, the International Civil Earth Observation Organization, (ICEOO) and that it be built up from the existing shared responsibilities outlined in the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters". ICEOO can be patterned to some extent on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which grew from the Chicago Convention of 7th December, 1944. It is recommended that ICEOO be situated in Vancouver, Canada. CENTRAL... Topics: International Civil Earth Observation Organization, ICEOO, Canada, UN, NATO, Responsibility to...
Based on recommendations set out in the Manley Report (2008), Parliament has mandated a change of focus from a military one to a civilian one in Canadaâs role in Afghanistan. 1 Building on the successes of Operations APOLLO2 and ATHENA3, the Canadian Forces are now tasked to participate in ongoing humanitarian and training initiatives. Designated Operation ATTENTION, Canadaâs engagement in Afghanistan will now focus on non-combat initiatives in four vital areas. Topics: Afghanistan, Canada, NATO, Operation Attention
This October 2006 letter begins, "We Canadians must act as Good Samaritans" and makes mention of some of the advice the author has given over the past three decades including helping the Children of Chernobyl, helping to outline Canada's Policy "Responsibility to Protect", in areas of arms control and the Laws of the Seas. Mention is also made of the importance of the Vienna Convention brought into being by US President John F. Kennedy and Soviet General Secretary Krushchev... Topics: Canada, Parliament, Responsibility to Protect, Vienna Convention, John F. Kennedy, Madame Justice...
Cancer claims the lives of ten million people around the world each year and there are few medical procedures available to properly diagnose and treat the disease. This September 2008 editorial which first appeared in the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal looks at the NRU crisis, the design shortfalls of the 10 MW thermal MAPLE reactors, and several proposals on how one can deal with the NRU crisis, the MAPLE shortfalls and expanded SPECT radioisotope production using Canadian made... Topics: SPECT radioisotope production, NRU, Maple Reactor, cyclotron, CUPJ
A look at Canadian's contribution to space research and a challenge to the Community of Nations to create a new UN Organization, ICEOO, the International Civil Earth Observation Organization. ICEOO is designed to assist the United Nations Security Council in its work in areas of conflict resolution and disaster management. Canada was the third nation into space after Russia and the United States and have played an important role in Communications and SAR Satellite developments. (psst say ICEOO... Topics: Canada and Space, Radarsat, ICEOO, the International Civil Earth Observation Organization, CUPJ,...
A letter written the week of the September 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon in Washington and the unsuccessful attack on the White House. 911 was the first attack on North America since the Second World War when German U-Boats and Japanese submarines attacked shipping off both coasts. If I feel threatened by what they have done, the bastards have won. I will not let them win. I will not let terror push aside everything else I find important. We have nothing to fear but... Topics: September 11th, 911, Courage, Character, Free and Democratic Nations, our Generation`s Finest Hour,...
Copernicus Jubilee in Canada: 1473-1973 (Part One) Compendiuum book of the 1973 Copernicus Quincentenary Jubilee Events in Canada by Maria R. Lemanski sponsored by the Department of Secretary of State, Parliament of Canada Topics: Copenicus, Quincentennary Jubilee, 1973, Canada
Copernicus Jubilee in Canada: 1473-1973 (Part Two) Compendiuum book of the 1973 Copernicus Quincentenary Jubilee Events in Canada by Maria R. Lemanski sponsored by the Department of Secretary of State, Parliament of Canada Topics: Copenicus, Quincentennary Jubilee, 1973, Canada
A short analysis of the mortality of Aboriginal Canadian Servicemen who served the Crown and Parliament of Canada during the Second World War.The question of mortality rate and participation rates are analyzed. The mortality rate amongst Aboriginal Canadians during wartime service appears comparable to the mortality rate of Canadian servicemen in general.It appears that participation rates amongst Aboriginal Canadians was around 28 % compared to 41 % as the general participation rate.Along... Topics: Canada, Remembrance Day, Aboriginal Canadians, Mortality rates, participation rates
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Those Eros lost and found And errors in a sorted life Skirt you disaster here and there Set thee coarse course, towards the dusk! Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich How is it you can come and just loathe people, plain people and in particular their simple pleasures more than anything else, how come? Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich I saw the best of my generation forgotten and pushed aside by arrogance dragged through the streets by the mad, the mean the angry mixed tripsters, occupying the centre of town Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich There is a coffee shop where has beans roll in from around the world where they aspire to ungrateful things to blings and black and polywacks Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
An editorial from the September 2007 edition of the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal challenging Canada's Provincial Premiers to make physics education a priority in schools across the country. A special thanks is given to the Hon. Jean Charest for his past and continued support for science and industrial policy in Canada and for his assistance to get a Canadian made TR-19 cyclotron installed at the CUSE site in Sherbrooke Quebec. Topics: Physics Education, education challenge, Jean Charest, TR cyclotron, CUPJ
In 1997 there was a riot at the University of British Columbia during an international APEC meeting convened under the auspices of the United Nations. The riot was instigated by a handful of graduate students at UBC including a young physics Ph.D. student. A Commission of Inquiry headed by a BC Provincial Court Judge found his detention and arrest to be warranted. Despite his unscholarly conduct the University of British Columbia graduated the young man ... In 2006 the young man intended to... Topics: 1997 APEC riot, Chancellor McEachern, Oppenheim
The week nine notes titled Lateral Inhibition, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline). Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, Lateral Inhibition, Pythagoras Publishing
This is Chapter 1 of the novel Helles Licht: A Novel about nuclear weapons development in wartime Germany and Japan which is available through AMAZON / Kindle Direct. The Novel focuses on the life of Herr Doktor Fritz Houterman and the work done by Germany and shared with their wartime Allie Japan. Mention is made of the work of Hideki Yukawa and a nuclear weapons test by Japan off Hungnam Korea in August 1945. There are some who believe that the Nobel Prize in Physics given to Yukawa after the... Topics: nuclear weapons, wartime, Germany, Japan, Houterman, Yukawa
Organizing for Innovation: A Systems Approach for Technical Management By J.A. Morton, VP Electronics Technology, Bell Telephone Laboratory, Inc. Chapters 1 - 3 McGraw Hill, NY, 1971 Topics: Technology, Innovation, Organizing, Technical Management, Laboratory, Electronics
A poem about the Asian Holocaust, where over 20 million Asians perished at the Hands of Emperor Hirohito and the Imperial Japanese Army. The poem expresses a concern that a prominent Canadian Goliath has chosen to stay silent for seven decades about the Asian Holocaust and by his silence deny this horrible suffering ever occurred. The poem is in both English and Japanese, with the Japanese translated into English. When it comes to the actions and behaviour of this Goliath ... a good lawyer will... Topics: Asian Holocaust, Holocaust denial, Canadian Goliath, Emperor Hirohito, Imperial Japanese Army human...
The author's Ph.D. research proposal to Janis McKenna and UBC from 2005. The topic was approved and the author undertook this subject analyzing 100 Billion events and finding that there was no indication of physics beyond the Standard Model to a level of better than one part in ten to the eighth. In November 2006, by misfortune, the author was assaulted on the Campus of the University of British Columbia by a political activist with the Coalition Against War and Occupation (CAWO) brought on... Topics: Flavour Changing Neutral Current, Electroweak Decay, CAWO assault, UBC
The purpose of this lab is to study the motion of a simple Pendulum. In Study 1 you will use a pendulum of fixed length and vary the mass to determine whether the period of a pendulum depends on the mass of the bob at the end of the string. In Study 2 you will use a fixed mass and change the length of the pendulum to determine the relationship between the pendulum length and the period of the pendulum. In Study 3 you will use your simple pendulum to determine the value of g, the acceleration of... Topics: isochronous, pendulum, oscillation, Galileo
A Poem about the cold and how it gets into your bones and hollows you put. Part of a collection of twenty original poems by the author titled "It is What it is, They Say" also available through archove,org. Topics: Poem, Cold, original poems, Canadian poems
David Suzuki went out of his way to tar and feather Dr. Gordon Shrum. Dr. Shrum has been dead for near thirty years and is not around to speak to his good name and reputation. This matter needs to be addressed. No where in David Suzuki's writing will be found a recognition of war crimes that were perpetrated by the Suzuki and Nakamura clans. No where in David's writing will be found a recognition of war crimes that were perpetrated by Japanese race against non-Japanese - against Asians, and... Topics: Gordon Shrum, David Suzuki, Unit 731, Ishii, Asian Holocaust, Asian Holocaust denier, UBC, Japanese...
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Let us portray all things of beauty in our art that is the essence of life and light. And praise the dignity of our heart speak majestic words, both good and right. Topics: poem, art and creativity, Canadian poetry
The week six notes titled Iris, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline). Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, Iris
The week six notes titled Basic Architecture of the Retina, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline). Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, Basic Architecture of Retina
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Amongst the warmth and light of an August afternoon Amongst the clouds and raindrops too Even in a world so much at odds and ends One can find summerâs happiness. Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
A novel about German and Japanese wartime cooperation in the field of nerve gas and rocketry and the Imperial Japanese Navy's plans to attack San Francisco during the inaugural meeting of the United Nations in the spring and early summer of 1945. The Naval Intercept Station, Station Pont Grey, at the University of British Columbia is featured in this story. This novel is based on historical fact, some of which remains hidden within national archives. Topics: Station Point Grey, Nerve Gas, Rockets, Wartime cooperation between Germany and Japan, attack on...
A poem about the impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, using some of his own words ... Remember me when I am gone and colour not my story. In life I was a soul forgone, In death, sun’s flowers are my glory Topics: poem, absinthe, Vincent van Gogh